Two days after the surprise arrival of Lana Del Rey’s new single “Love,” the video for the track has been unveiled.
“Look at you kids with your vintage music / Coming through satellites while cruising / You’re part of the past, but no, you’re the future,” Del Rey sings on the retro-sounding, Sixties girl group-inspired track. “It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy sometimes.”
Later on the track, Del Rey croons, “Oh, to be young and in love,” which was the song’s original title. The song ends with a nod to the Beach Boys’ classic “Don’t Worry Baby.”
In the Rich Lee-directed clip, which alternates between black-and-white and washed-out color, Del Rey sings “Love” juxtaposed with footage of people “young and in love.”
However, in the second half of the video, things take a sci-fi turn as the young lovers are shown orbiting in space and walking distant planets; Del Rey and her band are also shown performing on a lunar landscape.
“Love” is the first single from Del Rey’s upcoming fifth studio album, a “body of work” created by the singer and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also contributed to the album.
“I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed,” Del Rey said in a statement.
The new album’s release date, track list and “exciting guest featured artists” will be revealed at a later date.